Cold weather makes chef Cedric Maupillier's hearty bistro fare all the more appealing. Try his thick, meaty cassoulet or a heaping plate of tagliatelle bolognese. Click here to see our previous coverage.
1813 Columbia Rd. NW
Chef Eric Ziebold shines in all seasons, but his winter menu is a delight of sunchoke pudding, pan-seared sturgeon and herb-roasted lamb.
1330 Maryland Ave. SW
What was once Blackbyrd Warehouse is now this emporium of Vietnamese food, including spring rolls, noodles and lemongrass chicken.
2005 14th St. NW
The surest way to warm up is over spicy Indian food from chef Vikram Sunderam. His Shrimp Ambotik contains peri-peri masala, and Lamb Nihari simmers in nutmeg and cinnamon.
633 D St. NW
Finally, there's an excellent matzoh ball soup in Washington. The fluffy grapefruit-size ball at this new sit-down deli arrives properly coated in dill and expertly seasoned by chef Barry Koslow.
1317 Connecticut Ave. NW
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